Areas of moderate to severe drought are expanding across much of the northeast and Midwest United States as of 21 July 2020.
Moderate drought in northern New York has expanded in recent weeks, with the development of severe drought conditions near Massena, Potsdam, Ogdensburg, and Canton.
Most of the northeast US continues to experience abnormally dry conditions, with areas of moderate drought expanding to include eastern NY, southern VT, southern NH, and a majority of MA.
Abnormally dry conditions continue to spread throughout the mid-Atlantic states, with areas of moderate drought exanding in southwest PA and northern VA. Moderate drought has developed in central PA.
Nearly all areas of OH and MI, excluding the upper penninsula, are experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Moderate drought conditions spread throughout northweast OH and eastern Michigan.
Most of UT continues to experience moderate to severe drought, with an area of ongoing extreme drought reported south of Salt Lake City.
Drought data provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
This report is posted weekly by the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) which is part of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Contact the NEWA Help Desk for more information.